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UPDATED 8-11-2012 iPhone explorer changed their name to iExplorer. At the end of the post is the original links to the one featured in the video and also updated links with the new version



If you ever wanted to Backup or Restore a particular game or application settings on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, below is an application that will help you do just that. iPhone Explorer does this FREE and without having to Jailbreak your iDevice.

Below is a small video that will show you step by step how to do this and also below are the links to Macroplant which is the company that makes iPhone Explorer. They also make other applications for your iDevices.

The application works on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7. There is also a version for Mac OS X. One small requirement for the whole thing to work correctly is that you must have iTunes already installed.





Modify files & folders on iPhone

Works with all iPhones, iPod Touch, and iPads

USB iPhone Disk Mode (Use an iPhone as a Thumb or Pen Drive)

View Pictures and Photos

Preview Files Before Transferring

Tiny Download

Drag and Drop Interface

E-mail, SMS, voicemail, address book access! (THIS IS ONLY IF YOU JAILBREAK YOU iDevice)


Mac Requirements:

  • Mac OSX 10.5, 10.6, 10.8 or later
  • iTunes 8, 9 or later
  • A USB Connector for the iPod device

Windows Requirements:

  • Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP
  • iTunes 9 or later
  • A USB Connector for the iPod device

iPod Compatibility:

  • iPad (all generations)
  • iPhone (all generations)
  • iPod Touch (all generations)


iPhone Explorer is now iExplorer Explorer Download Page:


This is the version in the video (older version)
Backup Mirror download:

These are the updated new versions of the software. Updated 8-11-2012
Backup Mirror download:

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  4. Hi! iphonexplorer no longer available. How else to save the specific levels in a game… anyway to navigate the userdata?

  5. I updated the post. iPhone Explorer changed their name to iExplorer. The links are now updated. You could have still downloaded the links from the previous version which I posted.

  6. i downloaded the iexplorer to backup a game and use the demoversion.
    i updated i-tunes
    But when i open ‘document’ of the game all i see is an empty map.
    I checked several times if i do something wrong, but can’t find it.
    can someoe help me please????

  7. I am a widower. Have been for five years. I am only in my forties, so I’m not old old.
    But my wife did absolutely everything on the computer for me, and all I ever did was check the scores.
    Now I had my first ever game, called GT racing, and my daughter accidentally removed the app from my we iPad, and I put the app back into the iPad and all of my information is gone.
    Every achievement, every car, etc.
    I had watched your video about macrplant, and when I get to the part where I press save, nothing happens after that,
    When you say to “go to desktop” and “open the app” I have no idea what you mean.
    I am lost, and I spent around $150 on that game.
    Do I have to buy macroplant? Is what you were showing on you tube a purchased macroplant?
    Help me. Barto.

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